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Rural Urban Transformations in the Developing Countries

Babalola, Daniel Olatunde (2012) Rural Urban Transformations in the Developing Countries. Journal of Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection , 2 (3). pp. 83-111.

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Abstract

This study examined the trends of rural urban development globally, regionally and in the selected country among others. The methodology adopted includes the qualitative and quantitative research design methods based on secondary data. Data characterizing the regions/areas objectively were presented and by multistage sampling Nigeria was selected as one of the countries seriously affected by the phenomenon being studied. Appropriate analytical methods including factorial growth rates, differentials, factorials and cube root transformations, were used to determine the trends. The results showed that rate of rural urban transformations in Africa is one of the highest among regions/continents, and Nigeria which is exceedingly high, is one of the highest not only regionally/continentally but globally. The paper concluded that cities structures are very complicated and brought about by a network of myriad of forces. The cities evolved through evolutionary processes from human settlement which grew in sizes, population, and physical development et al; the form of such cities also increase in complexities and recommended that for the developing regions particularly African continent with two global megacities (Cairo, Egypt and Lagos, Nigeria) to be able to curb the numerous problems of poverty, hunger, malnutrition, population explosion and high rates of cities growth among others, associated with urbanization, there must be complete economic transformation and attainment of high level technological development as already attained by Europe and North America; which have the capability of bringing about great improvements in the image, forms or outlook of cities, as sustainable architecture/planning, urban design and construction of buildings and infrastructures can be carried out better and faster than they used to be, to aid human habitation with enhanced quality of life

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cities, developing countries, human settlement, rural areas, sustainability, urbanization
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2014 10:07
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2014 10:07
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3141

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